INSHALLAH

And Mr Netanyahu went up to the mountain
To thank God for the land He had given them.
The Holy Land.
The Promised Land.
And God said I created heaven and earth
Not just Israel.
The land I made is for everyone.
For you and everyone else
To share.
Equally.
Do I have to spell it out?
Watch my lips.
That little girl who died
Waiting for someone to save her
Would still be alive if I’d had my way.
But my way is not your way.
When Moses came up the mountain
I sent him down with some orders
Expecting them to be obeyed.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house.
By that I meant all your neighbours’ houses.
I said neighbours not relatives.
Watch my lips.
Thou shalt not bomb your neighbours’ houses.
I told you I was a jealous God.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
It’s not just you.
It’s as I said.
It’s all them that love me and keep my commandments.
Inshallah.
That land you say I gave to you is hers too.
That little girl’s.
But she is dead now and can’t claim it.
So it goes by right to her parents.
If you had not killed her it would have gone to her children.
But they will never be born now because of you.
Inshallah they say.
God willing.
Why do I never hear you say that?

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